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Storytelling Across the Primary Curriculum (Routledge 2011)
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A recording of Alastair's live online performance during the Covid-19 crisis for the World Storytelling Cafe 

For over twelve years Alastair Daniel toured schools in the UK and the Low Countries with The Story Tent. In 2010, Alastair made the move from professional storytelling to academia, ending his term as Principal Lecturer in Primary English at the University of Roehampton in 2022. Alastair continues an active researcher, writer and consultant in the field of educational storytelling, and performs as a storyteller in clubs, festivals and schools. 


The Story Tent project came out of Alastair Daniel’s use of storytelling as a teaching strategy with children with profound emotional and behavioural difficulties. He found that storytelling (as contrasted with story-reading) provided a unique method of drawing children, who often had difficulties the imaginative play, into new worlds. The unique Story Tent style combines physicalisation, puppets, masks, costumes, artefacts, rhymes and songs with traditional and literary texts - with students encouraged to enjoy and participate fully in the retelling of traditional and classic tales.